SUMMARY: Custom Jumpstart going interactive.
robert at timetraveller.org
Thu Oct 31 03:52:06 EST 2002
Thanks to Richard Skelton, Andy Lee, D Dunham, S Watkins, Paul Greidanus,
and Bill Welliver for their responses.
It turns out that two different changes were needed to completely solve my
1. A number of people pointed out I was not using the "netmask" option in
the sysidcfg file. This had originally been by design as I was using the
dhcp option to try to get info from there. The netmask & dhcp options are
incompatible. I had tried the netmask option first off but at that stage
there were other problems in the config so I had gone over to using the
dhcp option without being aware I had actually made the problem worse :)
Anyway, I changed back to using the netmask option and it stopped
prompting for the netmask to be entered manually (makes sense :)
2. The 2nd problem related to being prompted for dns information when it
was seemingly un-necessary. Paul Greidanus correctly pointed out that
Jumpstart prompts for dns information (most of which only goes into
/etc/resolv.conf) if it does not see the client information in the dns.
I made sure our dns was updated with an A record for the client and all of
the problems went away.
Thanks to everyone who posted. It has been a great help.
-- Robert Brockway B.Sc. email: robert at timetraveller.org ICQ: 104781119
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